THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1325 – Posted on: 20-Jun-2016


Our June premium red wine feature is Miguel Torres 5G (Garnacha) from Spain. $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre. The white is Yalumba Y Series (Pinot Grigio) from Australia. $8.95 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre.

Our guest tap is currently pouring the highly anticipated return of Puddle Jumper Rhubarb Cider from Living Sky Winery in Perdue, Saskatchewan. $7.95 for a 12 oz. goblet. Following that we will tap one of the few remaining kegs of the Prairie Sun Meewasin 80 left in the province. A witbier style infused with spruce and pine harvested near Saskatoon.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th. Last chance to pick up one of our remaining limited edition “TIE ONE ON” Father’s Day Growler Gift Boxes. Includes your choice of a glass or stainless steel Bushwakker growler, two Bushwakker pint glasses, a growler fill gift certificate and a brand new swanky tie all presented in a handsome gift box. $35 and $60 each.

WIN TWO TICKETS to our August 4th IPA Day Specialty IPA Tasting Event. Entering this contest is very easy! Just visit to sign up to receive our Wakker Weekly newsletter. Never miss out on another Bushwakker announcement or event again!

We are receiving some very positive customer feedback on our new full menu. This special 25th Bushwakker Anniversary menu edition is full of fresh stories, fresh menu items, more choice and a cleaner look! Let us know what you think at

Enjoy Bushwakker beer on tap every Thursday night at The MacKenzie Art Gallery this summer! The Candahar is one of their most interactive installations to date. Created by Winnipeg-based artist, Theo Sims, this replica of a Belfast pub complete with Bushwakker beer on tap will whisk you away from the queen city to 1990`s Ireland. This week`s local celebrity guest bartenders are Alexis Losie and Eric Greenway

The Bushwakker is now OPEN ON SUNDAYS from Noon to Nine. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & a Pint feature. Treat dad to a relaxing Bushwakker experience this Father’s Day!



My name is Katie Strong and I’m a 25 year old artist here in Regina. Although I have no formal schooling background in art, I find myself constantly improving my craft piece by piece. I do creative pieces but my main focus is on realism/portraits. I am always busy taking on commissions and willing to collaborate. I have a Facebook page where you can view my past work, as well as send any inquiries you may have. All art hanging here is for sale and you can contact me on my Facebook page – “Strong art by Katie”. Cheers

The June Local Arts Wall features the works of  former Bushwakker server, Katie Marie Strong


June 17: REGINA GLOBE THEATRE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BEER LAUNCH.  5:30 PM. Although Bushwakker is celebrating a quarter century of service this year we certainly tip our hat to the Globe Theatre who also faced difficult challenges in the early years but has grown into a provincial treasure. After extensive interviews and research into the half century old theatre the Berry Dramatic wheat beer will be released in fine fashion with artistic director, Ruth Smilie, tapping a ceremonial firkin to officially launch the commemorative brew’s release. Made with three standout ingredients, local Saskatoon berries, wheat & barley, these key ingredients symbolize the three artistic director teams the Globe Theatre has employed. No small feat! Only 250 bottles of the Berry Dramatic Ale were produced. Be sure to get your keepsake bottle celebrating a true Saskatchewan cultural treasure!

June 20: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Popular act plays great jazz and adult contemporary tunes. 8:00 PM.

June 22: Wednesday Night Folk. TOODLE-OO THERESA. A final Bushwakker performance from longtime Bushwakker server, Theresa Burkhart, who will be joined by Carol Donaldson. Come enjoy this talented folk duo one last time and wish Theresa a fond farewell! 9:00 PM.

June 23: SCIENCE PUB – Navigating Science and Evidence in Contentious Policy Debate. Presented by the University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Our wildly popular monthly Science Pub Series has returned and promises to be even better than before. The programming will start off slowly but will develop so that a larger segment of the university will be involved to make the revitalized Science Pub even bigger and better! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. Science Pub will break for the summer and return in September. This month’s lecture is entitled: Navigating Science and Evidence in Contentious Policy Debate. Presented by Dr. Loleen Berdahl from the College of Arts & Science at The University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Maureen Bourassa from the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. While there is considerable interest in the idea of evidence-based policy, the inclusion of science and evidence in policy debate is not always smooth, particularly when the policy issue under consideration is contentious and/or involves risk. In this lecture, University of Saskatchewan researchers Dr. Loleen Berdahl (Political Studies) and Dr. Maureen Bourassa (Marketing) consider how the myriad actors within policy debate may differ with respect to what evidence is viewed as appropriate for policy decision-making, and discuss key factors that should be considered when communicating information to diverse audiences. They also examine the roles of emotion and cognition in risk perceptions, and raise what it means to foster respect in policy debate.

June 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. HOODOO. Young new blues act lead by guitarist, Ethan Reoch. 8:00 PM.

June 29: Wednesday Night Folk. RON LOOS. Pop covers from this talented guitar plucker. 9:00 PM.

June 30: RIDERS VS. ARGONAUTS. Be sure to stop by the Bushwakker and join the Sea of Green before, during or after this Thursday night season opening home game and enjoy our Argonaut Burger & a Pint special for only $17.95. Think of it as “devouring” the competition. Kick-off is at 8:00 PM. Best of luck in 2016 Riders!!!

Last Science Pub of the season is June 23. The series returns on Sept. 22

Bushwakker, Talent Source

The Bushwakker holds a reputation in the restaurant business for good employee retention. In fact students from the U. of R. business school have studied us in the past to find out how we do it. That reputation has been harder to maintain of late. New restaurants with themes similar to ours have opened in recent years, some of them brewpubs, some not, and our employees are valuable to those new entries to the market because they can help set the right stage.

Furthermore, many restaurant kitchens in Regina have been headed by “graduates” of the Bushwakker kitchen. Many of our brewers have also found interesting employment elsewhere. Our first brewer, Scott Robertson, is the head brewer for both a brewpub and a microbrewery in Singapore. Dave Rudge has made a success out of his Half-Pints microbrewery in Winnipeg.

Now our current head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple, will be heading to Alberta in a few weeks to be head brewer at a new microbrewery in Medicine Hat. We wish Mitch well in following the tradition of other former Bushwakker brewers. Theresa Burkhart, a Bushwakker server for a quarter-century, will accompany Mitch to Alberta. Supervisor Jen Muscoby also has left to be the Taproom Manager down the street at Rebellion Brewing.

Mitch joined the Bushwakker in the previous millennium, in 1999. He worked as a cellarman (brewer’s assistant) until 2003. He returned as head brewer in 2005. He has been our head brewer ever since and has continued the growth of the Bushwakker’s reputation as a top Canadian component of the craft beer industry. That’s the longest serving time of all Bushwakker head brewers.

I remember the decision to hire Mitch as a head brewer. There were other candidates, some of whom have now gone on to establish their own microbreweries in Saskatchewan. To some people advising me on that decision, Mitch came across as being just too “low-keyed”. However, I concluded that that was just his laconic personality and that he had all the smarts for the job. He has proven me right.

His position will be filled by his current assistant, Michael Gaetz, our grandson. It’s a big jump from assistant to head brewer. Michael will now be responsible for planning the brewing schedule to make certain that regular beers are always available, to monitoring the brewery supplies inventory, maintaining relations with suppliers, liaising with the executive of the Ale and Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan, etc., in addition to brewing and maintaining beer quality. Mitch’s son Brad will move into Michael’s old position.

But as we had our faith in Mitch’s abilities we now have that same faith in Michael’s.

Bev Robertson


MacGregor was having an affair with his secretary. One day they went to her place and made love all afternoon. Exhausted, they fell asleep and woke up at 8pm. MacGregor hurriedly dressed and told his lover to take his shoes outside and rub them in the grass and dirt. He then put on his shoes and drove home. “Where have you been?” his wife demanded. “I can’t lie to you” he replied “I’m having an affair with my secretary. We had sex all afternoon”. She looked down at his shoes and said “You lying bastard! You’ve been playing golf!

Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95.  All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, house, or Caesar salad.




Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., June 17


Deli Club

Roast Loin of Pork

Harbinger Maibock

Sat. June 18 & Sun. June 19


Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Mon., June 20

Lamb & Lentil Curry

Ploughman’s Lunch Plate

Butter Cod Pesto Burger w/ Heirloom Tomato

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Tues., June 21

Cream of Wild Mushroom

Bison Mushroom & Swiss Dip Sliders

Spaghetti w/ Wild Boar Meatballs & Cheese Toast

Last Mountain Lager

Wed., June 22

German Hock & Bean

Loaded Grilled Cheese on Marble Rye

Beef Stroganoff Crepes

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Thur., June 23

Creamy Vegetable

Dagwood Hoagie Bun

Smoked Pork Coddle

Regina Pale Ale

Fri., June 24

Atlantic Seafood & Asparagus Chowder

Cajun Chicken Pecan Salad on Pumpernickel

Bison Game Pie w/ Soda Bread

Palliser Porter

Sat. June 25 & Sun. June 26


Classic Clubhouse

Steak & a Pint. $18.95